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SECOND TUESDAY PRESENTS JAMES POLCHIN

November 12, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

$10

James Polchin is the author of the recently published true crime book “Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice before Stonewall.” “Indecent Advances” is a skillful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the relationship between the media and popular culture in the portrayal of crimes against gay men in the decades before Stonewall.

Stories of murder have never been just about killers and victims. Instead, crime stories take the shape of their times to reflect cultural notions and prejudices. In “Indecent Advances,” Polchin recounts the lurid and euphemistic queer stories from the crime pages that reveal the history of violence against queer men. The book investigates how queer men navigated a society that criminalized them and displayed little compassion for the violence they endured. Polchin shows how this discrimination was transformed by activists to help shape the burgeoning gay rights movement in the years leading up to Stonewall.

About James Polchin
James Polchin is a writer, cultural historian and Clinical Professor in Liberal Studies at NYU. He is also an instructor at the Creative Nonfiction Foundation. He teaches creative nonfiction, LGBTQ history, visual culture studies and crime narratives.

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Date:
November 12
Time:
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://gaycenter.org/james-polchin/

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The Center
208 W 13 St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Howard Williams
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howard.williams@gmail.com